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We’re already seeing the impacts of climate change, but thankfully, we’re equipped with the most effective tool to mitigate and adapt to it: nature. Protecting nature today means a better planet for future generations. DOUBLE TAP to show your support for mother nature.

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“I am the forest. I take in your pollution and give you clean air. Purify your water and protect your shores.” We teamed up with @Shailene  Woodley to give a voice to one of our best defenses against #ClimateChange  – the forest. #NatureIsSpeaking  and it’s time to listen.

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THE AMAZON FIRES AS VIEWED FROM SPACE. _ Image 1: The fire trend of the last 48 hours (yellow=higher density) _ Image 2: The Amazon’s burn scars which appear as red/dark areas with orange as fire areas.

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Globally, we are facing a climate crisis, and forests are one of the MOST VALUABLE SOLUTIONS that we have to combat it. THERE IS NO PLANET B, and as fires continue to rage in the Amazon, using our voices to stand up for nature is more vital today than ever before. The more voices we have, the louder our call for action will be. Keep sharing, tagging your friends and influencers, and let it be known that we must urgently #ActOnAmazon  . #ProtectTheAmazon

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Speak out about the devastating fires that have now raged in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest for over 3 weeks. Each person that raises their voice makes a difference. _ Did you know this ecosystem ALONE provides 20% of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere? Not only that but it is also one of the great harbors of biodiversity, fresh water and climate resilience. These forests aren’t just vital to the communities that surround them, they’re vital to ALL life on Earth. _ That’s why we MUST protect the Amazon and continue to raise awareness globally about what’s happening in Brazil’s rainforests. #PeopleNeedNature

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A new study revealed that forest elephants promote growth of large trees that store vast amounts of carbon. Protecting elephants not only ensures the future of this amazing animal, but it could also mean prevent an estimated 3 billion tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere.

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“I’m optimistic because I see human ingenuity, I see young people marching in the streets, I see our ability to imagine a better future. And at the end of the day I know we’re on the right side of history. Climate change provides a great challenge, but a great opportunity for human as well. And a great opportunity for this country.” – Dr. M Sanjayan, @ConservationOrg  CEO joined @CSPAN  to discuss conservation and what we can do to combat the #ClimateCrisis  . LINK IN BIO.

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Happy #WorldOrangutanDay  . DOUBLE TAP to show your love for these amazing primates.

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Through a new project, @ConservationOrg  is helping indigenous communities living near Bolivia's Uyuni salt flats to shift their economic dependence from mining to sustainable tourism.

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Happy sleepy #SeaLion  Sunday

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As the scorching days of summer wind down, @ConservationOrg  staff are catching up on the latest TV shows and movies about a favorite topic: #nature  . LINK IN BIO to check out what they can’t stop watching.

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We love a good pun. Tag someone who has a good nature-themed joke for us. #NationalTellAJokeDay

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.@RetetiElephants  provides a safe place for injured or orphaned animals to heal & later, be returned to the wild. Join @Amivee  to support this wondrous place. Buy a copy of her elephant print BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT & 100% of profits from sales will be donated to Reteti. LINK IN BIO.  _ 📸 by @AmiVitale  2/2

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#ThursdayThoughts  : “Water is the driving force of all nature.” - Leonardo da Vinci  _  Fresh water is vital to supporting the diversity of life on earth, a source of food, health and energy. Without it, civilization would not be possible. But if we don’t take steps to keep our planet healthy, we risk the complete depletion of these freshwater resources. By focusing on the locations around the world that people rely on most for their fresh drinking water, agriculture and other uses, our projects use sound science to provide innovative solutions that serve as models for conservation worldwide.

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Oceans cover up to 70% of the Earth’s surface and include 97% of the world’s water. But beset by habitat destruction, overfishing and #pollution  , the ocean is losing the ability to provide the benefits that humans have come to rely on: food, livelihoods, #climate  regulation. At @ConservationOrg  our long-term goal is to safeguard the world’s essential #ocean  and coastal biodiversity in order to maximize the long-term benefits for people and #nature  .

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What on earth is #reforestation  and how can it help combat #ClimateChange  ? That’s easy: It’s helping to bring forest back to an area where it was destroyed. Reforestation involves wildlife, breathable air — even the cocoa powder in your favorite breakfast spread. Fundamentally, though, it’s a matter of creating the conditions for Earth to continue supporting human life.

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Photo by @AmiVitale  . Elephants enjoy a mud bath at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e  ). These elephants are being cared for by members of the local community. “We take care of the elephants, and the elephants are taking care of us. We now have a relationship between us.” _ Today is #WorldElephantDay  and it’s your last chance to donate just $10 and enter for the chance to win a brand new @NikonUSA  D5600 two lens outfit, a fabulous @thinktankphoto  bag to carry it in and a 20x30 signed print of mine. OR you can also buy one of Ami’s elephant prints of adorable little Nadasoit saying hello. 100% of the profits will be donated to the sanctuary. Prints are available in 4 sizes and start at $150. LINK IN BIO for all the details.

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Happy #WorldElephantDay  . What’s your favorite thing about these amazing creatures? 🐘

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The recent @IPCC  climate report called out reducing food waste as one way YOU can help protect the planet. Roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year gets lost or wasted, contributing billions of tons of greenhouse gases. The good news is that reducing food waste is easy — it just takes a little extra planning. Try to plan your meals before you go shopping; inventory your fridge and pantry; and make (and stick to) a list. You can also freeze or repurpose leftovers and preserve extra produce through canning, freezing, pickling or drying.

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Let’s hear your roar for #WorldLionDay  🦁

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Photo by @AmiVitale  . Elephants enjoy a mud bath at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e  ). These elephants are being cared for by members of the local community. “We take care of the elephants, and the elephants are taking care of us. We now have a relationship between us.” _ There are lots of ways to support this wondrous place. Let’s celebrate the positive stories ahead of #WorldElephantDay  this Monday and donate just $10, and get a chance to win a brand new @NikonUSA  D5600 two lens outfit, a fabulous @thinktankphoto  bag to carry it in and a 20x30 signed print of mine. OR you can also buy one of Ami’s elephant prints of Nadasoit saying hello. 100% of the profits will be donated to the sanctuary. Prints are available in 4 sizes and start at $150. LINK IN BIO for details.

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The latest IPCC report calls for a COMPLETE OVERHAUL of the way we treat our planet. A huge part of that is protecting and restoring vital forest ecosystems. You can be a part of the solution TODAY and protect an entire acre of forest for only $25. LINK IN BIO.

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“Restoring forests is the only thing on Earth that can reverse the emissions that drive global warming. Think about that. We know that in order to stop global warming, we have to cut emissions. But reforestation can literally reverse emissions. And in many places, we don’t even have to plant trees. They can grow back on their own if we let them. As they grow, they absorb carbon — it’s the only technology we have that can remove atmospheric carbon dioxide on a grand scale. This is the silver lining in the latest grim report; protecting and restoring nature is a great, good hope of a solution. _ Of course, people need to eat. But it doesn't require clearing intact forests. Deforestation is a major cause of global warming, it accelerates weather extremes, crop failure, and thus hunger. So cutting forests to feed people is self-defeating, at best. This report is a wake-up call. It's going to take political will, funding, and cooperation. But, as Conservation International has long advocated, transforming to feed the planet while ending deforestation and investing in new forests is fundamental for human survival.” – M Sanjayan, @ConservationOrg  CEO, calls out new IPCC report as a “wake-up call.”

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